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National Fire Protection Month

National Fire Protection Month

Monday marked the beginning of National Fire Prevention Month. Every October local fire stations and other fire protection and prevention agencies campaign safety, security and safe egress in the event of a fire. Dennis Hunsinger, former Regional Director of FEMA said “Annual Observances like National Fire Prevention Week and National Fire Prevention Month are excellent opportunities to focus on fire hazards – but we should all practice fire safety every day – at home, at work and at play”.

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Traditional + Contemporary = Transitional Design

Traditional + Contemporary = Transitional Design

One of the more interesting outcomes of home design websites like Houzz, Coco Lapine Design, Martha Stewart, Nora Schneider, to name a few, is an inevitable mash-up of design styles. Consider transitional home design, for example. This hybrid design approach blends the best elements of traditional and contemporary looks into a wholly distinct aesthetic that simultaneously charms and soothes with an easy-going elegance.

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‘Megadeck’ transforms outdated home into vacation retreat

‘Megadeck’ transforms outdated home into vacation retreat

New Jersey builder, Bob Kiefer, never planned to construct one of the biggest, most elaborate decks of his life in the wilds of Vermont. But when he saw the view overlooking a pine-tree studded lake with rolling mountains as a backdrop, everything fell into place.

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What industries should utilize bullet-resistant glass?

What industries should utilize bullet-resistant glass?

A big question that we often get from customers is what industries should utilize bullet-resistant glass? VP and GM, Rick Snelling, often asks his customers these questions to see if they fall into the category of needed bullet-resistant glass. Do you value your assets? Do you keep cash on site? Do you sell anything? Are you open during hours when most people are asleep? Are life-changing decisions made there?

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SafetyRail 2000 Roof Fall Protection Guardrail System

SafetyRail 2000 Roof Fall Protection Guardrail System

Protect your employees and eliminate the danger of potential trip hazards with the SafetyRail 2000. This OSHA-compliant rooftop guardrail system provides a unique, non-penetrating fall protection system for workplace safety in rooftop or ground level applications.

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Finding the Right Label for the Job

Finding the Right Label for the Job

Labels play a substantial role in the safety and efficiency of your workplace and contribute to your brand’s visibility. A quick, easy application will inform your employees on proper handling of harmful chemicals, create instant awareness of hazardous situations, protect your shipments from mishandling, or put your brand into clients’ hands. But with so many materials, adhesives, and custom options to choose from, how do you find the right product? In this series, we’ll find the labels that meet your company’s specific needs so you can save money, keep employees safe, and get the job done.

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Black Aluminum Cable Railing

Black Aluminum Cable Railing

Unlike most other aluminum posts on the market, which are too small and thin-walled to withstand the tension of cable infill, Stainless Cable & Railing™ products are uniquely engineered specifically for cable railing applications.

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Roof top safety

Roof top safety

For proper roof top safety, there are 3 general areas that require fall protection planning: Leading Edge, Entry/Exit Access points, and skylights.

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Data center protection

Data center protection

The Natural Resources Defense Council states that Data centers can be regarded as the back bone of a modern economy serving businesses and communications. Defending data means not only protecting it from Mother Nature but also giving back to her with sustainable designs. A question that must be considered during the design of a data center, is ‘How likely could the facility be compromised in extreme weather conditions such as tornadoes and hurricanes?’

When evaluating potential HVAC equipment it is advisable to use FEMA rated louvers and grilles. FEMA rated grilles and hurricane-resistant louvers have been tested against high windloads and large missile impacts. Outside air control dampers can seal up the center when necessary to reduce humidity and heat.

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Regulatory compliance: how a lack of clarity around the entry leads to fines

Regulatory compliance: how a lack of clarity around the entry leads to fines

Many organizations spend a great deal of time and financial resources in making the entrances to their buildings artistic and beautiful, with designs and materials that inspire awe. They may work with an architect, engineer, or building contractor and ensure compliance to NFPA safety and fire guidelines regarding egress, along with the desire for user convenience and an overall aesthetic design. Often, they select standard swinging doors to make it more convenient for employees, visitors and vendors to enter. For security, they employ security officers to stand guard.

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Smoke Control in High Rise Buildings

Smoke Control in High Rise Buildings

A fire in any building can be cause for alarm. Smoke and flames pose dangers to the people inside, while at the same time causing thousands of dollars to damage to the building itself in just minutes. High rise buildings in particular have very special needs when it comes to smoke and fire control. Because smoke can travel through a building very quickly, it makes it more difficult for occupants of the upper floors to reach clean air safely. That’s why smoke control in high rise buildings is so important, and why simply having fire extinguishing equipment on site is not enough.

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Portable security booths

Portable security booths

If you need to secure multiple gates or entrances, it is essential to have a security booth, guard house or parking booth you can position and use immediately. Par-Kut portable security booths are perfect for guarding multiple entrances and gates. These security booths are easily moved from one place to another. So you can have these guard booths ready to use as soon as they are deployed or installed.

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Best places to use cable railing

Best places to use cable railing

Cable railings have become a popular choice in recent years for completing decks, stairways and other projects in homes, commercial buildings and public spaces. They are easy to install and designed to withstand weather extremes, providing a low-maintenance railing with many benefits. In fact, many buildings that incorporate cable railings through remodeling or retrofitting see an increase in resale value.

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Railing color: a hidden choice

Railing color: a hidden choice

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Builder Spotlight: Jordan Iverson - Pride of Eugene, Oregon

Builder Spotlight: Jordan Iverson - Pride of Eugene, Oregon

Spotlight: Jordan Iverson Signature Homes. Their elegantly modern custom homes routinely include a signature design statement, the use of CableRail systems inside and out.

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The Benefits of Fire Retardant Curtains in Schools

The Benefits of Fire Retardant Curtains in Schools

Fire retardant curtains, sometimes referred to as fire or smoke curtains, are curtains specially designed to keep building occupants safe from both heat and smoke during a fire. Fire retardant curtains are becoming increasingly popular as a passive means of fire safety. While many commercial buildings already utilize fire curtains, a growing number of schools now have these curtains installed for student and staff protection.

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Skylight guarding with SRC - Skylight Screens

Skylight guarding with SRC - Skylight Screens

Skylight Screens often are the most economical solution for guarding skylights. They fit a variety of dome-shaped skylights and don’t take up any space on the roof. Best of all, they do not require any penetrations to the roof, curb, or skylight. Our unique compression-fit design locks the screen onto the aluminum frame of the skylight. Federal OSHA and CalOSHA compliant.

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OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule is now in effect. The deadline has passed. Are you compliant?

OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule is now in effect. The deadline has passed. Are you compliant?

What you need to know to be compliant with the New OSHA Crystalline Silica Rule.

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Cable railing ideas for indoors - stairs, lofts & more

Cable railing ideas for indoors - stairs, lofts & more

Finding the right railing for a new staircase, loft, or other indoor area can be difficult. Most traditional railings take up and break up space. The minimal design of a cable railing system instead keeps your layout open and expansive. Offered in a variety of color, material, and shape options, you'll be sure to find the perfect system for your home. Even if you already have a frame in mind, fill it with our marine-grade stainless steel cable infill and fittings for a stylish and near-invisible end result.

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Removable storm shutters & panels

Removable storm shutters & panels

Removable storm shutters and panels are designed to be 'put up' in the event of a hurricane or storm by placing them into a pre-installed panel mounting system over a window, door, or other area to be protected. The mounting system may incorporate a 'direct mount' hardware combination, or a more convenient, header and sill track.

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